School of Environment


Summer School courses

Summer School provides the opportunity for students to use part of the long summer break to begin or continue their University degree.

The School of Environment offers a number of courses that are delivered during this short intensive teaching format. All courses offered are taught and examined to the same standard as normal semester courses.

In Summer School 2015, the School of Environment offers four courses:  

GEOG 103/103G: Mapping Our World


Please note: This course may no tbe offered in 2017.

An introduction to contemporary geospatial technologies such as web-mapping, GPS and tracking devices (such as your phone), and GIS.  Covers key concepts and principles behind these tools and their use, along with practical experiences through laboratories. Critical and theoretical perspectives on the tools, their use, and their social impacts will be discussed.

This course is taught in: Summer School, City Campus (SS C)

Format: three 2-hour lectures and one 2-hour laboratory each week
Points:
15
Assessment:
50% coursework, 50% final examination
Course coordinator:
Tami Nicoll

GEOG 103/103G: Mapping Our World
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GEOG 205: Environment and Society


A critical exploration of the interconnectedness of environment and society. The course highlights the importance of understanding how different views and attitudes influence people’s interactions with the environment. Key themes include governance, management and development, which are addressed through issues such as conservation, climate change adaptation, disasters and resource use. Classes draw on a variety of case studies from NZ and overseas.

This course is taught in: Summer School, City Campus (SS C); Second Semester, City Campus (S2 C)

Format SS: three 2-hour lectures per week and a 2-hour tutorial
Format S2: two 1-hour lectures per week, plus 1-hour tutorials
Points: 15
Assessment: 40% coursework, 60% final examination
Course coordinator: (Summer School) Brendon Blue
Course coordinator: (Semester 2) Roger Baars

GEOG 205: Environment and Society
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EARTHSCI 301: Advanced Geological Skills and Methods


Advanced field course allows students to attain the high level of geological field skills, through a series of integrative field problems. Focus on advanced field skills, work flows and interpretations needed to decipher complex geological terrains. Examination of a range of sedimentary and igneous units in the North Island. Critically examine outcrops and develop complex 4D models of tectonostratigraphic and volcanological evolution in a variety of settings. Field exercises culminate in individual mapping exercises and synthesis of the geological histories of areas.

This course is taught in: Summer Semester, City Campus (SS C)

Format: This course runs in two compulsory field trips: 26-31 January and 9-14 February
Points: 15
Assessment:
100% coursework
Prerequisites:
EARTHSCI 201 and 30 points from EARTHSCI 202 - 204
Course coordinator: Paul Augustinus and Shane Cronin

EARTHSCI 301: Advanced Geological Skills and Methods
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EARTHSCI 770: Engineering Geological Mapping


A field-based course which provides hands-on experience in outcrop mapping, geomorphic mapping, and simple field testing of rocks and soils for geotechnical purposes.

This course is taught in: Summer School, City Campus (SS C)

Format: The course runs from 22 January to 9 February. It is taught as a non-residential field course, with field work from 22 January to 2 February.
Points:
15
Assessment:
100% coursework - entirely based on the field mapping assignments
Prerequisites:
EARTHSCI 372 or GEOLOGY 372
Restriction:
GEOLOGY 701
Programme:
this is one of the core options for the Earth Sciences programme
Course coordinator:
Nicholas Richards
 

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